Thomas Garcia: Dealing with cell phone woes

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist You know what can frazzle the nerves of a journalist more than having four must-complete assignments due in one day? Having his cell phone break on the same day. This isn’t one of those hypothetical scenario columns that asks the question of how cell-phone dependent one person has become. It’s […]

Quay County slated for $1.7 million in capital outlay

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County government entities are set to receive $1.7 million in capital outlay money allocated to the region in a bill signed on June 17 by Gov. Susana Martinez in Las Cruces. Martinez signed the Capital Outlay Bill (Special Session Bill 1) approved by the New Mexico Legislature on […]

THS students set to attend FCCLA nationals

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Tucumcari High School students will present an advocacy presentation about racism at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America national conference on July 3-10 in Washington, D.C. Christopher Arellano, one of the students, said the goal of the presentation is to raise awareness about the history and […]

Steven Hansen: Sometimes tragedies are just tragedies

By Steve Hansen Quest Columnist I wonder how many people have paused to reflect on how much has gone right after the horror of the June 17 slaying of nine parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist-Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. It started with the congregation responding with prayer, not anger.  The white police chief […]

Helena Rodriguez: Mis recuerdos de la lluvia en la década de los 70s

Hemos sido muy bendecidos con una gran cantidad de lluvia estos meses de Mayo y Junio. La lluvia me recuerda las noches del verano fresco, y a veces estruendoso, como en los tiempos de mi juventud. Sin embargo, había algo relajante y romántico sobre la lluvia, que hacia que la gente quisiera cantar. Algunos de […]

Helena Rodriguez: My best memories of the rain are from the ‘70s

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist We’ve been blessed with a lot of rain this May and June. Rain reminds me of the cool, sometimes thunderous summer nights of my youth. Yet there was something soothing and romantic about rain that made people want to sing. Some of the most fun times were playing in the […]

Four bid for Sands Dorsey demolition

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Four bids were submitted and accepted by the City of Tucumcari on Thursday for the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building with the lowest bid coming from Coronado Wrecking and Salvage Co. Inc. of Albuquerque. Coronado bid of $191,246.11 for the demolition and removal of waste of the Sands Dorsey […]

Hanna Skandera: Less testing at end of year

Staff Report New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera visited Clovis on Wednesday to talk to teachers and administrators. Skandera is traveling the state meeting with teachers and gathering feedback as part of an ongoing outreach program. The CNJ asked several questions: Why is it important for you to meet with teachers and administrators in […]

Tucumcari-born Cowboys kicker dies at 77

Staff report Former Dallas Cowboys kicker Danny Villanueva, born in Tucumcari where his dad was preaching to migrant farm workers, died Thursday night, family members told the Las Cruces Sun-News. “Danny Villanueva was an outstanding (New Mexico State) Aggie, a great football player and a generous philanthropist,” NMSU president Garrey Carruthers in a statement reported […]

Cyclists for a cure pass through Tucumcari

Sherri Kole, Mary Ann Taylor, and Gary Heiman pedal to the end of a day’s ride at Tucumcari’s Historic
Route 66 Motel.

  By Steve Hansen Special to the Quay County Sun When cycling groups pass through Tucumcari on cross-country journeys, you can usually count on trim young people on the sleekest of rolling hardware. But the cyclists-for-a-cause who stopped in Tucumcari on Sunday before heading east were an exception. The “Bike for the Cure for Huntington’s […]